Category Archives: Primed Lifestyle

What Do You Want To Do When You Are 90 Years Old?

“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen R. Covey

Our birth certificates do not have an expiration date so we actually have a saying in to how well and how long we live. Of course outside forces may affect this but what we do today will have an impact on our tomorrow.

What is the key to longevity? There is not one perfect answer but many things that you can do to give yourself a better quality and quantity of life. See what is the Primed Lifestyle.

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From the facebook page of Overfed and Undernourished.

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How To Be Fit (Not Fat) At Work

It is not easy to maintain fitness whilst at work slumped over your computer most of the day. We lead a sedentary work day and then commute home only to watch TV until bed time. This is not conducive to good health so here are a few tips for you to Prime your work day.

Top 7 Ways To Become Fitter Whilst at Work

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What Do You Love Too Much?

There is a lot of addiction in the world today. A lot of people are addicted to a lot of different things. Just to name a few of the more self-destructive ones (and destructive to ones friends and family) are: alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, pornography, smoking, surfing the internet, texting, watching TV, eating fast foods, using facebook and sugar.

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How to Maintain a PRIMED Lifestyle while on HOLIDAY

Holiday excess! Two words we do not like at all. We all usually come home with excess baggage from our holiday. Excess because of the new clothes, gifts for friends and souvenirs. But what about the excess weight around your waistline and butt? This is a usual occurrence after a great vacation where we return heavier than we left due to over-eating and drinking, and not getting enough exercise.

This post relates to our recent 3 weeks in Italy, France and the UK where we managed to return as we departed: fit and healthy. Here are a few hints on how to have a great holiday that could leave you a little lighter in body, enriched in mind, and save you some cash as well.

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WHO HAVE YOU MET WHILST OUT RUNNING?

Which famous people have you met whilst on your daily run?

On June the 2nd I was out running with my family on a beautifully sunny Monday morning in Roma. We did not know that it was the Italian National Day (Festa della Republica) and therefore a public holiday as well.

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We were running along nicely when we saw a large crowd gathering outside the striking Altare della Patria (known as Altar of the Fatherhood and The Vittoriana). Being curious people we stopped to have a look and see what the fuss was about.

It turned out that Italy’s youngest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was to be in attendance of the start of the day long ceremony (along with the Italian President). I was lucky enough to shake his hand and wish his team good luck for the upcoming Football World Cup.
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STAND UP DESK

Leading a sedentary lifestyle and sitting down excessively is said to be as bad for your health as smoking. Try to incorporate more standing in your life. If you want to try this yourself, you might want to gradually ease into it as it takes a little getting used to.

5 Benefits of Using a Stand-Up Desk

(1) You live longer. A piece in the NY Times mentioned that sitting for extended periods of time is strongly linked with increased mortality and metabolic syndrome, regardless of how much exercise a sitter gets. It is estimated that people sit up to 12 hours a day during working hours, commuting, eating and watching tv. You cannot simply exercise away your sedentary work habit of sitting all day as your exercise will not undo the damage done by excessive sitting.
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MELBOURNE IRONMAN Part 4

The Run – The Reason I Swam and Biked

Wow, what a blast it was to be finally off the bike. I did a quick stock take of my body and I was feeling good. I had no cramps, was very happy with my bike nutrition and drinks consumption.

It was a great relief to have on my trusty K-Swiss mens running shoes and I felt I was ready to rock the run course.

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I was initially thinking of maintaining a 5 minute per kilometer pace but decided to go with the flow and run at whatever pace I was comfortable doing. Well, for the first 10km that pace was at a quick 4:31/km average. I was flying past many triathletes with many a spectator commenting on my pace, my easy running style and encouraging me to keep going. Indeed, the most memorable guy was standing outside a hotel with a beer in hand. He told me if I maintained my pace that I would overtake 500 people. I must have done a double take and looked at him with apprehension as he then repeated it and told me to keep it going. I kept his comments in my mind the whole run as I did indeed want to overtake 500 people.

It turns out that I actually ran past 472 people with not one person over-taking me. So, of the 360 that took me on the bike it turns out that I got them back on the run with interest. I got to overtake another 100+ who were already running even if I was still many kilometers out on my bike.

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I loved the run. I will never forget it as I got my personal best time of 3:28:27 (beating my previous best by almost 2 minutes). It is very empowering to know you can run so strongly after a hard bike ride.
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